Congress Just Sold Your Privacy to the Telecom Industry

Have you ever wished that your Internet Service Provider could record everything you do online and then sell that information to the highest bidder? If, like most Americans, you haven’t, then you might not be happy about a new joint resolution passed by Congress that allows your ISP to do just that.

 

The resolution overturns an FCC rule, voted on last October and due to come into force later this year, that would have prevented ISPs from collecting and selling your web browser or app usage history without your permission. Privacy advocates argue that your browser history can be analyzed and used to learn almost anything about you.

 

What reasons could Congress possibly have for passing this resolution? The justification being given by supporters is that the FCC rule unfairly restricts ISPs from making money off your data and that it should be left to the consumer to decide if they want their information sold, either by changing ISP or by opting out.

 

Even if you agree with this idea in theory, in practice it’s going to be extremely difficult for most consumers to protect their information in those ways. Americans have little choice when it comes to ISPs, so competition is limited, and switching ISP is rarely an option. As far as opting out goes, you can see AT&T’s current opt-out page here, and it shows how ISPs can make it essentially impossible to be sure that you’ve fully opted out.

 

In practice, this resolution is a gift to ISPs at the expense of consumers, and it’s hard not to speculate that the real reason for the resolution’s existence is that the telecom industry is one of the biggest donors to members of Congress. Senator Jeff Flake, who introduced the resolution, received almost $28,000 in donations during the last election cycle, and donations to members who supported the bill total over $9 million.

 

So Congress just sold your privacy to the highest bidder, and now your ISP can, too.

 

Trending Smart Home Technology In The World Today

Technology keeps on changing on a daily basis, thanks to the seamless efforts by many scientists in the world today. Each day is a marvel to us, for none of us knows what awaits us. By this, I mean that we are on the verge of living in smart homes. Technology has always been used to make people’s lives easier. Digitization of the entire household is a factor that characterizes a smart home. For this reason, gadgets like refrigerators, vacuum cleaners, aircon systems will be controlled remotely by the help of the internet.

 

 

In a smart home, you will no longer be required to open a door manually. The manual opening of doors will be a thing of the past since such an establishment will have been fitted with strong sensors that detect human movement. As a result, a door will automatically open itself whenever a person approaches. For a smart home, computerization of the home lighting, entertainment, and even cooking systems is vital.

 

 

Also, people will be able to command different gadgets in a building verbally. For instance, one can tell a radio or television to adjust to a particular station. Therefore, such a residence will be ideal for old people and even individuals suffering from different disabilities.

 

 

With an advanced set of advanced devices, smart homes can save a resident a lot of money. An automated system means that aircon can switch on or off by themselves depending on the prevailing conditions, and also that light go off when a person exits the house.

 

 

Many a time people leave for work and totally forget to shut down their gas stove or ever water tap. Smart homes are created to prevent this from happening. One can shut all the home systems remotely provided that they have access to a smartphone and the internet. Thus, smart homes are safe environments for human habitation.

 

 

Smart home development will ensure that the personal needs of an occupant are catered for since they are automated to accommodate the needs of each resident, depending on the prevailing circumstances. Smart homes are yet to take the world by surprise, but when they do, they will totally transform people’s lives for the better.

 

Stock Based Loan Usage Increasing

Over the past decade there have been a lot of changes to the credit markets, particularly when it comes to consumer loans. While personal loans were a staple of banks in decades past, most banks are no longer willing to provide these loans to consumers. While there are still some options available to consumers, they often come with very high interest rates and other requirements.

For those that are looking for a way to raise personal capital, a great way is to take out a loan that is secured by stock. A stock-secured loan is a unique loan product in which a lender will provide a term loan that is secured by a stock portfolio. In cases where a borrower goes into default, the lender will be able to sell the stock to repay the loan. Since they have a liquid source of collateral, many lenders are able to offer very low interest rates.

There are a lot of benefits to borrowers of stock secured loans. One of the main benefits is that it provides a stock portfolio hedge. When taking out a loan, a borrower is often able to receive a loan with a non-recourse structure. This means that if the stock portfolio goes down in value, the borrower could theoretically stop paying the loan and still keep all of the loan proceeds without having to repay any of the original balance.

One of the leading providers of stock-based loans is Equities First. While the company is based in the United States, they have a major presence all over the world, including in the UK, Asia, and Australia. The company has been providing stock-based loans for more than a decade and has already provided more than $1 billion in loans to both individual borrowers and small businesses that have stock portfolios.

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Tesla’s Massive Powerpack 2 80 MWh Power Storage

Tesla the electric car company is committed to making affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy that to the masses. This important to them because they believe that the future of the world depends on the use of sustainable energy. It does this through the manufacturing and installing electric appliances that support the use of the sustainable energy one such appliance is the electric storages.

 

 

Tesla partners with the like-minded companies to bring forth its technologies to full use for the public benefits. Tesla and the Southern California Edison (SCE) did complete the huge 80 MWH Tesla’s new Powerpack 2 energy storage station at the Mira Loma substation.

 

 

Though both companies are yet to launch the project officially, the project was completed a few weeks ago. It was also brought online so that the grid can utilize the new powerpack through managing its peak demand. The project is composed of 400 of the New Tesla’s Powerpack 2 that can be compared to the first generation of the Tesla’s Powerpack 210 kWh vs 100 kWh. The Mira Loma substation is the first to utilize the new battery pack for the utility-scale project.

 

 

Since the beginning of the Tesla energy in 2015 the company has announced that they have delivered 300 MWh battery packs both Powerpacks and the Powerwalls which means that the Mira Loma’s might make it to Tesla’s best product for energy storage product in the coming quarter. It is the initial product that has been developed in-house that is meant to reduce the cost, improves the efficiency and power density.

 

 

The project has a capacity of 20 MW/80 MW h, the project can handle sufficient energy that can provide power to more than 2500 households for a day. However, this is not the mission for the project the Southern California is utilizing it for on its grid covering 15 million people. In its place it’s the system will be charged during the off-peak hours while the demand is low and then supply electricity during the peak hours to assist in maintaining a reliable lower the company dependence on the use of the natural gas during the peak hours. The project was launched after the SCE started considering the use of the storage systems solutions as a result of the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage.

 

The Power of Exercising in Defeating the Parkinson Disease

Sills was diagnosed with the Parkinson disease, despite this set back she is still very strong. She diligently designs very attractive art jewelry. She also serves as a docent at the Brooklyn Museum, apart from that she helps her husband’s business through entertaining customers. She is 72.

 

 

Notes that the strength and energy that she has can is a result of the medication and a number of hours that she spends with her physical therapist as well as a personal trainer. She states that they have personally helped he develop the workout regimen that can slow the progression of the disease though it cannot cure it. She notes that the exercise has opened her since they have contributed to the subsidizing of the slow and tiny movement and cramped handwriting.

 

 

 

A physical therapist who is based at the New York University notes that the people begin their exercises immediately after the diagnosis of the Parkinson disease, the intensity level of the exercises matters Marilyn Moffat stated. There are many different activities that can be beneficial, which includes boxing, cycling, dancing and also walking forward and backward on a treadmill.

 

 

Moffat state that physical therapist is the most suitable professional to offer advice to the people who are living with the Parkinson disease. The delay to start efficient and effective exercise program also emanates from the fact that ability of the medication to limit the early symptoms thus leaving the patients with little or no motivation to exercise.

 

 

Though exercising is essential to every person, it is particularly important for the people with a progressive movement disorder such as Parkinson’s that bring forth the stiffness and the weakness, poor balance, difficulty in walking and the impaired cognitive processing. By exercising regularly the patient is able to regain a greater feeling of the well-being, strong muscle, healthier joints, better breathing, digestion, and blood circulation. This result to an improved physical, cognitive health as well as overall mental health, all these are essential to a person living with a chronic ailment.

 

 

Particularly for the patient living with the Parkinson disease the exercise, which is tailored to their needs results in a better posture, less stiffness, safer and faster walking, enhance muscles and joints as well as less difficult in performing of their daily life. The overall results are improved quality of life.

 

Google Bringing It Resources to the Pi Community

The British most successful computer company Raspberry Pi is selling more than 10 million card size computers. It is about to enter into a contract with one of the world’s technology giants Google thus gaining more prestigious status compared in the past.

 

Google is making great efforts to make its artificial intelligence machine learning accessible to the masses. The tech giant aims at enabling its artificial intelligence, developer tools as well as machine learning to available in the small computer. This is according to Pi’s the small computer creator.

 

 

In 2017 Google is going to arrive in style and according to the Raspberry Pi, the tech giant has one of the most exciting news for the Raspberry Pi community with the various AI and machine learning services ready to be supported by the device.

 

 

The post on the Pi’s website goes on state that the Pi’s community will be provided with new tools that improve the capability of the device. The firm also says that it is interested in the opinion of the PI’s industry’s players so that it can know what could help them most.

 

 

The Pi’s team has not released sufficient details about the specific cases or applications that have been created by Google. During the release of this statement, Raspberry Pi told WIRED that had no specific that at the time and that further information would be released in the future.

 

 

The news that Google is interested in developing and making available its resources on the Raspberry Pi has not come as a surprise since in April 2016 the tech giant made a mysterious developer tree that was open at the Android Open Source Project repository that showed its interest to venture into the small computer industry.

 

 

 

Though the Android Pi is yet to be developed fully, the Raspberry pi founder has stated that the move by Google is encouraging and that any form of development would bring a huge amount of the required content to the platform. Previous Google had developed the Coder a platform that enables the HTML, CSS as well as the JavaScript project to be developed online and then installed on the Pi. The project being developed by Google to bring its products to the Pi community is a great initiative for the Pi communities and the innovators at large.

A Comprehensive Guide on Avi Weisfogel’s Career and Personal Life

Avi Weisfogel is a renowned expert, specifically on matters concerning the treatment of sleep disorders using dental techniques. He is an accomplished alumnus of Rutgers University where Avi Weisfogel received a BA in psychology and biology before joining the New York University College of Dentistry for his DDS. Since culminating his education, Avi has made significant strides in his career that help define him as an expert.

IdeaMensch Interview
IdeaMensch interviewed Dr. Avi Weisfogel on December 13, 2016. During the interview, he asserted that 15 years of his career were spent working as a dentist. However, he had a passion for exploring the world of sleep. This fascination led him to combine his background in marketing and passion, which allowed him to establish Dental Sleep Masters.

Before Avi commences his day, he prays and talks to his life coach to get him psychologically ready for the day’s activities. From 8 am to 7 pm, he takes part in diverse activities including speaking with members, taking calls, writing blog posts, and attending business meetings and read more article.

According to Avi, constructive criticism and repetition help to make him a productive entrepreneur. Regional marketing is a key strategy that has allowed Avi to grow his business. Additionally, he cited reiterated the importance of spending quality time with your family regardless of the amount of money that you spend and learn more about Avi Weisfogel.

Career
Avi Weisfogel ventured into dental practice by founding the Old Bridge Dental Care in 1999, where he managed the practice for over 15 years of his promising career. While at Old Bridge Dental Care, Avi earned several recognitions including Best Dentist multiple years. He also spent considerable time understanding the world of sleep and how to treat sleep disorders. Later in 2010, Avi created the Healthy Heart Sleep that dealt with physicians globally and advised on the management of sleep labs.

In 2012, Avi created Owner Unlimited Sleep Patient. He embarked on lecturing dentists on ways of increasing and serving sleep patients. Additionally, he established Dental Sleep Masters in 2014 with a mission to assist dentists to venture into the world of sleep and treat sleep disorders using oral appliances.

Google Bringing It Resources to the Pi Community

The British most successful computer company Raspberry Pi is selling more than 10 million card size computers. It is about to enter into a contract with one of the world’s technology giants Google thus gaining more prestigious status compared in the past.

 

Google is making great efforts to make its artificial intelligence machine learning accessible to the masses. The tech giant aims at enabling its artificial intelligence, developer tools as well as machine learning to available in the small computer. This is according to Pi’s the small computer creator.

 

 

In 2017 Google is going to arrive in style and according to the Raspberry Pi, the tech giant has one of the most exciting news for the Raspberry Pi community with the various AI and machine learning services ready to be supported by the device.

 

 

The post on the Pi’s website goes on state that the Pi’s community will be provided with new tools that improve the capability of the device. The firm also says that it is interested in the opinion of the PI’s industry’s players so that it can know what could help them most.

 

 

The Pi’s team has not released sufficient details about the specific cases or applications that have been created by Google. During the release of this statement, Raspberry Pi told WIRED that had no specific that at the time and that further information would be released in the future.

 

 

The news that Google is interested in developing and making available its resources on the Raspberry Pi has not come as a surprise since in April 2016 the tech giant made a mysterious developer tree that was open at the Android Open Source Project repository that showed its interest to venture into the small computer industry.

 

 

 

Though the Android Pi is yet to be developed fully, the Raspberry pi founder has stated that the move by Google is encouraging and that any form of development would bring a huge amount of the required content to the platform. Previous Google had developed the Coder a platform that enables the HTML, CSS as well as the JavaScript project to be developed online and then installed on the Pi. The project being developed by Google to bring its products to the Pi community is a great initiative for the Pi communities and the innovators at large.

Rick Smith: Helping Securus Technologies Serve The Corrections Industry

Rick Smith is the CEO of SECURUS Technology. He assumed the position in July, 2008. Many believe he was the right person to take the reins of the company because of his experience, focus and drive. This enabled him to more the company forward and help to make them the undisputed leader in the corrections industry when it comes to quality products and services. Smith has an excellent background, unique skillset and an impressive track record. He has worked in finance, operations, information technology, business development, telecommunications and more. His leadership skills have always set him apart.

SECURUS Technologies is a company that has its headquarters in Dallas, Texas. Led by Rick Smith, they provide a wide range of services for more than 1,000,000 inmates and 2,600 corrections, law enforcement and public safety agencies in North America. Under Rick Smith, Securus Technologies has continued its commitment to providing the corrections community with technology and services for incident management, emergency response, communications, monitoring, biometric analysis, public information, investigation and inmate self-service. Check this article at Bloomberg.com to know more about Rick Smith.

Rick Smith has a solid educational background. He has an associate’s degree from Rochester Institute of Technology, a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the State University of New York, Buffalo and a master’s in engineering from the State University of New York. Smith also attended the University of Rochester where he earned an MBA from their Simon School.

From 1972 until 1998 he held a series of positions with Global Crossing North America Inc. His roles included controller and chief information officer. Smith was also Frontier Information Technologies president, Midwest Telephone Operations vice president, Network Plant Operations Director, director of Business Development as well as vice president of the company’s Financial Management.

Rick Smith then moved on to Eschelon Telecom Inc. where from 1998 until 2000 he was the company’s chief financial officer. From 2000 to 2003 he was company president and he was then promoted to CEO. During that time he increased the company’s revenue from $30 million to $350 million. In the summer of 2005, Smith led the company to a successful IPO. He remained with the company until 2007. Read more articles at HealingMagic.Net

In June 2008 Securus Technologies hired Richard Smith as president and CEO. He became company chairman in January, 2009. While Smith was leading the company, their biggest competition has been Global Tel Link. Securus has a larger set of products and services. Plus it has a domestic call center manned by its own staff which performs 600% better than its competition. Securus Technologies also has trained field technicians and has created the world’s largest VOIP Corrections calling platform. Under Smith’s leadership the company also invested over $600 million in patents, technologies and acquisitions between 2013 and 2016.

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Here Come Teachable Company Committed To Turn Everyone to an Educator

Teachable is a start up formally known as Fedora is an education tech company that has raised $4 million during the first round series funding this is according to its CEO and founder Ankur Nagpal. The company main aim is to offer a platform that similar to a Shopify or Squarespace to be used by the teachers as well as tutors. The platforms let the tutors with expertise on a particular subject matter to quickly make an online course and auction them or offer for free to their students, the experts sets their own pricing, make a decision on how their content should be accessed and owning all their customer’s data.

 

 

The tutors of any particular field can use Teachable for free, however, they give the start up a $1 and 10% commission on each sale they make. Teachable does not charge the tutors for offering a course on their platform. The firm also provides another alternative of accessing their platform, the tutors can choose to subscribe to various monthly plans ranging from $39 to $299 with low commissions or none at all.

 

 

Most of the courses that are offered on the Teachable platform are not for the college credit. Many are entails non-academic fields such as how to decorate a cake, how to fly a drone. While some are courses involving the professional frameworks or how to manage a martial arts schools amongst others. Large companies do offer their employee learning and development programs through the Teachable platform.

 

 

People who brand themselves as long life learners may not even be aware that they are using the Teachable platform after they sign up for a course to follow a person who inspires them. On the other hand, Teachable competitors that include Udemy, Edx or even Coursera provide students with as online course catalog that they can peruse prior to committing to purchase. This format means that the tutors are competing against each other for the attention and money of the student.

 

 

With the funding made possible, the company aims at using the money to do more of what it has been doing that is hiring acquiring users at a low cost, while at the same time providing support to its customers and the all its users. However, the company CEO recognizes that they have some features that they need to work on for example integrating Teachable to other platforms.